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Contact us for all hearing related services in Southern Colorado including hearing aids, implants and tinnitus related solutions at (719) 633-1494.

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Communication Strategies

Families can use these strategies to help keep the lines of communication open between those that are suffering from hearing loss.

For Individuals With Hearing Loss 

  • Tell others how best to talk with you.
  • Face your audience directly.
  • Position with back-lighting.
  • Anticipate and make a plan for difficult situations.
  • Pay attention.
  • Concentrate on the speaker.
  • Integrate visual and written cues.
  • Ask for clarification.
  • Acknowledge when communication is not understood.
  • Defer conversation when fatigued.
  • Show appreciation for the efforts made when others assist you.

For Individuals Conversing With Those Who Have Hearing Loss

  • Get attention first.
  • Face and speak directly.
  • Position for face-lighting.
  • Avoid noisy environments.
  • Ask how to facilitate communication.
  • Refrain from shouting.
  • Speak clearly at a moderate pace.
  • Keep mouth cues clear.
  • Use facial expressions and gestures.
  • Rephrase if communication is not understood.
  • Give cues when changing subjects in conversation.
  • Be patient if response is slow.
  • Stay positive and relaxed.
  • Be respectful.

Get In Touch

6375 Lehman Drive, Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Email: info@myhearingconsultants.com
Phone:  (719) 633-1494 
Fax: (719) 633-8129

Hours

Monday – Friday: Morning and afternoon appointments available All major payment methods accepted plus 0% financing available.

Hearing Consultants of Colorado Springs · 6375 Lehman Drive, Suite 100
Colorado Springs · CO 80918

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